Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure


Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure

Manufacturing is an important driver of economic development and employment. At the current time, however, manufacturing value added per capita is only US$100 in the least developed countries compared to over US$4,500 in Europe and Northern America. Another important factor to consider is the emission of Carbon Dioxide during manufacturing processes. Emissions have decreased over the past decade in many countries but the pace of decline has not been even around the world.

Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen. There needs to be more investments in high-tech products that dominate the manufacturing productions to increase efficiency and a focus on mobile cellular services that increase connections between people.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

AUVSI 1972 Arlington VA USA N

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G

Association francophone des professionnels de l'expérience utilisateur

Flupa 2008 Antibes France E

Association internationale de la boulangerie industrielle

AIBI 1956 Brussels Belgium D

Association internationale de lutte contre la cybercriminalité

AILCC 2006 Paris France C

Association Internationale des Conférenciers Professionnels de la Francophonie

AICPF Montréal QC Canada G

Association Internationale des Réparateurs en Carosserie

AIRC 1969 Friedberg Germany D

Association internationale des traducteurs de conférence

AITC 1962 Geneva Switzerland C v

Association internationale pour la sécurité du transport des jeunes

AIST 1994 Paris France D

Association internationale pour les technologies objets

AITO Genoa Italy D

Association internationale villes et ports - réseau mondial des villes portuaires

AIVP 1988 Le Havre France D

Association l'e-développement

AEDEV 2001 Brunoy France G

Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires

AMARC 1983 Montréal QC Canada F

Association nationale et internationale de loisirs de rencontres et d'éducation pour les enfants et adolescents précoces

ALREP Nîmes France N

Association of ACP National Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Other Economic Operators

ACP Chambers 1981 Kingston Jamaica D

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines

AAPA 1966 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils

AASSREC 1973 Canberra ACT Australia D

Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors - International

ACCED-I 1980 Fort Collins CO USA G

Association of Energy Engineers

AEE 1977 Atlanta GA USA N e

Association of European Automative and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

EUROBAT 1968 Brussels Belgium D

Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties

AECEF 1992 Porto Portugal D

Association of European Manufacturers of Gas Meters, Gas Pressure Regulators, Safety Devices and Stations

FARECOGAZ 1968 Cologne Germany D

Association of European Public Postal Operators

PostEurop 1992 Brussels Belgium D g

Association of European Radios

AER 1992 Brussels Belgium D

Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers

ASERCOM Brussels Belgium D v

Association of European Space Industry

EUROSPACE 1961 Paris France D

Association of European Vehicle Logistics

ECG 1997 Brussels Belgium D

Association of European-level Research Infrastructure Facilities

ERF-AISBL Brussels Belgium D y

Association of Financial and Industrial Groups of Russia

Moscow Russia G

Association of Former United Nations Industry and Development Experts

AFIDE E

Association of Genetic Technologists

AGT 1975 Lenexa KS USA N v

Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe

AGILE 1998 Leuven Belgium D

Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry

HMEI 2001 Geneva Switzerland D

Association of Industrial Ceiling Manufacturers

TAIM 1988 Düsseldorf Germany D

Association of International Dressage Event Organizers

AIDEO Cappeln Germany D

Association of Internet Researchers

AoIR 1998 Chicago IL USA N

Association of Marina Industries

AMI 1986 Warren RI USA N

Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean

AMLC 1957 Washington DC USA D

Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports

MedCruise 1996 Santa Cruz de Tenerife Canaries D

Association of Nordic Engineers

ANE 2007 Copenhagen Denmark D

Association of Pacific Ports

APP 1913 D

Association of Plastics Manufacturers

PlasticsEurope 1976 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Power Utilities in Africa

APUA 1970 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire D y

Association of Quality Control in the Lacquering, Painting and Coating Industry

QUALICOAT 1986 Zurich Switzerland D

Association of SADC Chambers of Commerce and Industry

ASCCI 1992 Gaborone Botswana D

Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa

ASOCSA 2006 Bellville South Africa N

Association of Science-Technology Centers

ASTC 1973 Washington DC USA G

Association of South Pacific Airlines

ASPA 1979 Nadi Fiji D

Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning

ASAIHL 1956 Bangkok Thailand D

Association of Southern African National Road Agencies

ASANRA Lilongwe Malawi D

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